I received good news in the mail today. The Nepalese Government finally sent my Summit Certificate for Mount Everest or Sagarmatha as its stated on the document (Sagarmatha is the Tibetan name for Mount Everest).
I never used to think much about certificates, but some years back on a trip to Africa, a local man stopped me after a hot air balloon trip over the Savannah and said that I should wait and get my certificate. I said, “I don’t think much of them” and he answered: “how are you going to prove you were ever in a hot air balloon if you don’t have a certificate?”.
So, there you have it. You gotta have one!